Health Hazard Evaluations (HHEs)
Each month we will update this page to highlight newly released final reports and information on new and emerging hazards we are evaluating. Check back often to see what we are up to!
Evaluation of Exposures to Metals and Noise in a Boat Maintenance Facility
HHE Program investigators found employee overexposures to noise, but not any overexposures to metals. We recommended performing a comprehensive noise assessment, ensuring the appropriate employees are enrolled in the company hearing conservation program, and using vacuums equipped with HEPA filters instead of compressed air for cleaning work surfaces. Read the report: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2017-0127-3348.pdfpdf icon
Exposures and Health Effects in Fire Fighters Following Response to a Chemical Fire
Although HHE Program investigators were unable to determine the exact exposures to fire fighters participating in this response, many fire fighters who participated reported respiratory symptoms during or shortly after the response. We recommended auditing practices and procedures and continuing to improve the medical surveillance program. Read the report: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2018-0080-3350.pdfpdf icon
2018 Health Hazard Evaluation Program Annual Report
The NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program is pleased to share its 2018 annual report. Our report includes summaries of projects that were interesting and other highlights of our year. We hope the report stimulates conversations about who the HHE Program is and how we make a difference for the health and safety of employees throughout the United States. The annual report is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/pdf/2018-Health-Hazard-Evaluation-Program-Annual-Report.pdfpdf iconpdf icon